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Agenda Item FA 19-30

Submitted by the Academic Programs Committee

Coggin College of Business (Graduate) – (Marketing & Logistics):

New Courses & Program of Study (1 package)

05/09/19: Passed

05/21/19: Approved

Log Number: 201901-32

Marketing & Logistics - Graduate

 

Add a new degree-major program

Master of Science - Logistics & Supply Chain Management Major

 

Summary of the Changes:

This APC is submitted to officially create the program of study for the Masters of Science in Logistics & Supply Chain Management for purposes of inclusion in the UNF Catalog. The degree program has been approved by the Board of Trustees and signature page is attached to this APC. Preceding documents related to this APC are included in APC 201708-69 titled "Master of Science in Logistics and Supply Chain Management"

 

The rationale for the MSLSCM is summarized in accordance with goals pertaining to "Community and Business Engagement" in the SUS Strategic Plan 2012-2025. The MSLSCM program will increase the percentage of graduates who continue their education and are employed in Florida. The program will parallel the relatively small (but growing) number of similar MSLSCM programs in highly ranked North American universities. The MSLSCM is an area recognized as a STEM program by the Board of Governors, meaning that these degrees directly contribute to current performance-based metrics. MSLSCM is a rapidly growing field in both size and stature in today's global business environment, as evidenced by the major universities currently offering logistics and supply chain related programs. MSLSCM is a 32 credit our degree consisting of 8 required courses, 1 elective course, and 1 five-credit research thesis course. Specific courses are listed on the program of study attached to this APC.

 

The MSLSCM will serve four target populations with a likely minimum of 3 (and as many as 15) years of L&SCM industry experience via a combination of face-to-face and asynchronous delivery. The first target population (the expected majority) will be drawn from the large working-professional L&SCM business community with business undergraduate degrees in Jacksonville (the Jacksonville MSA has 1.3 million people). The second target population would be similar managers from a larger, regional geographic area which would extend south to central Florida and north toward the Savannah, Georgia area. The MSLSCM program's focus on educating working professionals (i.e., returning adult students) and its proposed blended delivery method (i.e., asynchronous learning students) directly addresses this goal. The third target population will be military veterans and/or active-duty military based in the northeast Florida region. UNF currently has approximately 1000 veterans already attending classes; many (156) of these are graduate students. Logistics and SCM is a major specialization in the military, thus there is a large number of potential graduate students who would interested in such a program. The fourth target population, transitioning undergraduate students, will be served by the Master locally and regionally, thus providing an opportunity to increase access to a graduate degree in a discipline not currently served in the Florida SUS. Further rationale is outlined in detail in the program prospectus, which was reviewed and approved by the Board of Governors. Signature page is included in this APC.

 

The anticipated additional resources for MSLSCM include the addition of an administrative support person in Year 1 with continued funding subject to the Dean's approval and faculty hires beginning in Year 2, dependent on enrollments in the program. Graduate assistants will be considered on an as needed basis. Resources are outlined in detail in the program prospectus, which was reviewed and approved by the Board of Trustees. Signature page is included in this APC.

 

Click here for the program of study: Log Number 20201901-32